From 30 Rock’s TGS to Murphy Brown’s FYI: Which Shows-Within-Shows Would Actually Work?


Sure, the behind-the-scenes craziness of TGS With Tracy Jordan is wildly entertaining — but would TGS itself be watchable? In theory, the idea of Tracy in a sketch called "Gaybraham Lincoln" is amusing, but in practice? For years, many TV series about TV have featured shows-within-shows — some intentionally bad but entertaining, some intentionally good but actually quite bad. What follows is an assessment of thirteen of these fictional shows: Would we DVR them if they were real? Let us know your opinions below.